The Project (beta version)

The Medieval England Maritime Project (MEMP) aims to make available bibliography, primary sources, and interpretative analysis on maritime trade, shipping, mariners, and coastal communities in England, c. 700 to 1520. The Project is especially focused on employing digital tools to explore the wider medieval maritime world.

The first MEMP digital project is a mapping exercise conducted by four graduate students and their teacher at Fordham University in 2019/20; it tracks the home ports of ships appearing in the overseas customs accounts for London in 1445-46 and 1480-81.

The header image is part of an engraving by Claes Visscher (1586-1652) that shows London c. 1600 before the destruction wrought by the Great Fire in 1666. Published in Amsterdam in 1616. Creative Commons license. The image has been here tinted blue.